Austria is an European country and a member of the European Union (EU). It is a German speaking country that is situated in South-Central Europe. Vienna is the capital of the country, and their official banking and economic currency is the Euro (€).
Austria is a multicultural nation. Home to more than 8 million people, Austrian cities boast of a large presence of foreigners including Nigerians, who are either schooling, living or working there earning a good living.
Interested applicants from Nigeria are expected to follow this guide carefully and find out how they can apply for a visa to Austria without any delays.
Immigrants and non-citizens of Austria from other parts of the world seeking to travel to Austria must posses a visa, unless they are citizens from countries excluded from the list of countries obligated to obtain a visa. These countries are otherwise known as Schengen Countries, or Schengen States.
These states include (in alphabetical order)
General Schengen visa rules
- To visit only one Schengen country, you must apply for a visa at the intended country’s Visa Application center
- To visit several Schengen countries and your period of stay in one particular country will be longer, you will have to apply for visa at Embassy or Consulate of that particular Schengen country where your period of stay will be longer.
- To visit several Schengen countries and duration of stay in all the countries you will be visiting are the same, you are expected to apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate to the first country you will enter.
The following are generally required for all Austria visa types. Make sure you present genuine documents only during your application procedure so as to make sure your application is processed without delay and also bolster your chances of success.
- A valid international passport
- A completed and signed Austrian visa application form
- Birth certificate (for underage people)
- A clear photocopy of your passport data page (first page which contains your information)
- Recent passport photos
- Receipts of visa application fee
- Consent letter from parents (for underage people)
- Police clearance from the Nigerian police
- Health certificate from a reputable hospital in Nigeria showing that you’re not suffering from any life threatening illnesses
- Bank statement showing sufficient funds to support your travel
- Hotel reservation receipts
- Flight booking confirmation
- Other essential documents such as marital certificates (for spouses), admission letter (for students) employment letter (for workers) and business documents (for business men and women).
Types of Visas
- Short stay visa (maximum of 3 months is allowed on this visa)
- Long stay visa
- Study visa
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How to apply?
Interested candidates who have gathered genuine copies of the documents stated above are expected to proceed to the Austrian embassy in Abuja Nigeria for their Austrian visa application and visa interview booking.
Embassy of Austria in Abuja
Plot 9, Usuma Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Email: [email protected].at
Applying for an Austrian visa in Nigeriais really very easy. However, if you encounter any complications, or you need to make any further enquiries you can get to us by leaving a comment in the comments section below and we will get to you.